Weekly Roundup – Big Week for WOTC Edition

Well, everyone over at Wizards of the Coast must have been running around like the proverbial headless chickens this week.  Not only did the new web based character builder come out, but they also announced plans to launch the much-anticipated Virtual TableTop (VTT).  Well, much anticipated for those of us who hadn’t given up on waiting, that is.  By the way, this post won’t cover all the articles addressing those two developments because everyone and their brother wrote one.  Just poke around the D&D blogosphere a bit, you’ll find them.

Robert J. Schwalb showed us how to make our 4th Edition campaign feel more like a “Classic” D&D game.  While we believe there’s something to be said for opening up all options from all books to our players, we also like the idea of thematically restricting options as well.  Try it both ways!

Sly Flourish had a video post on how to make a “glowing crystal” prop for your game table.  It comes together quickly; minimum setup time = maximum awesome!

We also enjoyed reading about the unique way that Thadeousc over at This Is My Game is running his new campaign.  No, we won’t tell you.  You’ll have to read about it yourself.

DM Samuel over at RPG Musings had some ideas to make the transition to Paragon more meaningful for the players.  While we admit that this may not be for everyone, it’s an interesting way to get your players to think about “character downtime.”

Finally, Kobold Quarterly had a fun article about the places to game in Paris.  One store was described as having “one of the coolest gaming room setups I have ever seen.”  Time to plan a trip across the pond!!

Did we miss the article you wrote this week?  Feel free to leave a shameless plug for your D&D blog in the comments!

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